I'll admit it..this title doesn't make a whole lot of sense. If anything the title of this should be "Less Ignorant About Women". You all maybe asking yourselves what does this have to do with sports? Things have been getting rather interesting for us Packer fans out there. Is it all starting to make sense now? If not..this blog is about non other than Brett Favre.
I didn't have to go to work this morning...normally that would be a good thing..I love days off but, today I hated it. So, I woke up this morning and because I think I hate myself I turned on ESPN First Take. There big story this morning happened to be Brett Favre's reinstatement. Brett Favre and the Packers were obviously the first things that they talked about during there First and 10 debate. The person there debating Skip Bayless was Jemele Hill(I actually decided to look up how to spell her name...clearly research isn't something she does).
One of the first things that they talked about was should the Packers be happy about getting Favre back. I'm indirectly directly quoting Jemele Hill...in other words I'm quoting stuff she said without actually saying what she said, "The Packers should be happy to have Brett Favre back. There's nothing that they could have seen in about 20 practices with Aaron Rodgers that could replace what Brett did for 16 years." I immediately turned it off right after she said that..that one statement may just qualify as one of the dumbest things I've ever heard. Ms. Hill you have got to be kidding me...when did being an NFL starting quarterback become a career achievement award?
Everybody who I have heard talk about this has been saying that Brett Favre is the best bet to lead the Packers to victory this year. I'm in the group of Packer fans who are ready to move on with Aaron Rodgers..it's not that I dislike Brett Favre..it's just that he said he's done he said he's given all he can to the game of football and I believed him. To all the people who say that Brett Favre is the guy to lead this team to victories let's look at a fact..the guy is going to be 39 in October, in football terms that's old. Let's look at another fact ths is a guy who has been working out with a bunch of high schoolers...high school football is tough, but come on now high school football is nothing like the NFL..it's just a thing to keep himself in shape. Favre hasn't been there at all this offseason...you may say that he knows the offense and that's true I just want my quarterback to be a committed part of this football team.
I've heard the ESPN "experts" saying that the Packers went 13-3 a year ago with Favre at quarterback they may be able to sneak that by some of the non Packer fans who watch ESPN and use that to get there news on this story. However, hopefully all Packer fans who have seen these reports see right past it. I'm not going to say that the Packers won inspite of Favre the way the Bears did inspite of Grossman a couple of years ago. Favre was obviously a huge contributer to our football team a year ago...but Ryan Grant and our defense were just as important to Green Bay's success a season ago.
The way I see it a quarterback competition in training camp is a negative thing. Especially right now with this Green Bay team. Now, as of right now there isn't an open competition..but if the reports are true than it will end up as one..and if that does happen I see it as a negative for this football team. Doing that puts everyone in an awkward position. What are your thoughts?